Herbs De Provence Recipe

If you are lucky enough to have been to France, you know the food is exquisite, and this is especially true in the area of Provence, France. The region is known for many fine food dishes, and a lovely dried herb blend called herbs de Provence. You can buy this blend at some stores in the spice section, or create your own batch by following this simple recipe created by Miriam Hahn. "I use a lot of spices in my cooking because of the flavor they add, and because of the many health benefits. I love creating my own spice blends because they are fresher than store-bought versions, and it is more budget-friendly," Hahn shares.

You can add this wonderful herbs de Provence spice blend to marinades, meats, roasted vegetables, soups, stews, rice, and countless other dishes. It gives your food the special taste of France and honestly, what can be better than that?

Gather the ingredients for the herbs de Provence

Hopefully, you have your spices alphabetized in your cabinet because you will be using 9 different spices in this delicious spice blend. You will need dried herbs, including basil, fennel seed, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, savory, tarragon, and thyme. The only spice that may be unfamiliar to some is savory. It adds a slightly peppery taste that complements the other herbs nicely, and can be bought online. You also have the option to use dried lavender, which isn't typical in France, but has been added to many North American versions. "I think it adds a perfume taste to the blend, so I prefer to leave it out," Hahn remarks.

Combine the dried herbs

Using a spice grinder, clean coffee grinder, or mortal and pestle, grind the rosemary and fennel, until it reaches a semi-fine texture. Then, mix together the freshly ground rosemary, fennel seeds, thyme, marjoram, savory, basil, mint, oregano, tarragon, and optional lavender until combined. 

Serve and store the herbs de Provence

Once you have finished mixing your spices, you can use what you need right away, or store the blend in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 6 months. Hahn likes to use 4-ounce glass jars for spice blends, and says, "Don't forget to label the jar so you remember what's in there."

Herbs De Provence Recipe
5 from 12 ratings
This herbs de Provence spice blend recipe is not only delicious and savory, but versatile for everything from marinades to soups.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
1
jar
potatoes and herbs de provence
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 3 tablespoons dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Optional Ingredients
  • dried lavender
Directions
  1. Grind the rosemary and fennel seeds until semi-fine in texture.
  2. Combine the freshly ground rosemary and fennel with the thyme, marjoram, savory, basil, mint, oregano, and tarragon. Transfer to a container with a lid, and store in a dry location.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 61
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.1 g
Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
Total Sugars 0.2 g
Sodium 11.4 mg
Protein 2.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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